It’s no cause for celebration when a lawful citizen with a permit has no other choice than to draw during a criminal confrontation. It’s a life-changing event, but in these cases from October, the “victims” made it home safely and their stories serve to reminder us all to carry early, carry often.
It’s 5 a.m. in a North Charleston, S.C., Waffle House and an armed man walks in demanding cash. What he didn’t know is that one of the patrons had his carry permit. According to one of the employees, “He saved us, that’s what he did.”
A little further north, in Connecticut, an armed robber decided 2 a.m. was the opportune time to hit another café. A law-abiding citizen with a carry permit was dining and the results were identical.
Then there’s the car listed on CraigsList in Michigan that turned out to be an ambush. Thankfully, one of the “victims” had a carry permit. Add two thugs who tried to rob a man walking in Texas, and it’s been a busy month, already.
The mainstream media rarely gives a headline when trained and armed lawful citizens save lives, so the odds are really good I’ve missed at least a half dozen incidents. Post any you may know about in the comments section—it might be fun to create a list long enough to scare criminals back into hiding by Halloween.